Should you ever find yourself hosting a TV show, remember that the basic tools of the format—cameras, lights, make-up—exist for the sole purpose of turning you into a character, and that said character is, by default, a prick. What no amount of coaching and tech rehearsal will teach you—what you end
Ignatiy is one of my favorite current writers at the A.V. Club (why is it all guys? I can’t answer that, but Ignatiy, Sean O’Neal, and John Teti are the beautiful trifecta that keeps me returning) and his writing has always felt somewhat evocative of Ebert’s, in the best way. Thoughtful and eloquent, but not afraid to be snarky.
When I get sad that Ebert is no longer with us, it helps to read a review of Ignatiy’s and remember that talented film critics are still around to carry the torch and inspire others to have a passion for film.
Ignatiy co-starred in the last hurrah of At The Movies with the equally-talented Christy Lemire, and his recollection is beautiful and fascinating.